Thank you to Patrick
for confirming this use of the school. Patrick referred me to pages on
the internet in which Alan W Scott Ross (an apprentice who passed
through the School in 1959-60 as part of his apprenticeship with Ferranti)
describes the school then.
Alan explains that
the school as provided both Craft Apprenticeships and Student
Apprenticeships and that this training covered both mechanical and
"The School was totally self-contained with its own canteen specialising in
home-made baking. Other activities managed by the staff included visits to
other companies, mountaineering and speleology clubs, model-making etc."
Patrick Hutton July 3, 2006